SoftStar News

September 2004

Free Vedic Charts Online

Brian Conrad, the author of the great Jyotish Tools for Windows and for the Pocket PC, and Jyotish-to-go for the Palm PCs, now is offering intenet surfers a quick and easy way to see their Vedic chart in North or South Indian formats.

Go to: to create Vedic charts at any time.

Thanks, Brian.

Decoz Numerology Master

Although I studied numerology onIy for a short time, and have not integrated it into my astrology practice, I have a deep respect for it. Over the years, I have seen several numerology programs, and the ones created by Hans Decoz are the most comprehensive and valuable.

He recently sent me his latest offering, which is a suite of seven different numerology functions:

1. Profiles & Forecasts. This module creates an in-depth analysis of a person's numerology, over 50 pages, with well-written delineations for all of the major and minor numerological factors such as your Expression and Minor Expression numbers, your Cornerstone, the four Planes of Expression, your four Challenges and Pinnacles, and many many more. It also includes your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Transits for several years, and also delineations for several of your Personal Years, Months, and Days. I feel like calling this incredibly comprehensive report, "Everything you wanted to know about your numerology."

2. Relationship Compatibility. This program analyzes a couple's compatibility using major numerology factors like Life Path, Expression number, etc. As such, I have found it to be the most accurate and profound numerology relationship software I have ever seen, by far. My highest praise!

3. The Numbers Around You. Here you can look at the effects of your street name and number and your telephone number, and even find lost objects. I find this to be a very interesting and surprising use of numerology.

4. Name Advisor. With this function, you can enter several possible names and the software analyzes the internal compatibility within each name. I found the results of this module very fascinating and accurate, and very functional.

5. Lucky Numbers. Since I don't gamble or play the lottery often, I'm not able to evaluate the effectiveness of this feature, but it provides luck life numbers, year numbers, month numbers, and optionally lucky numbers for each day.

6. The Diamond. This is apparently an ancient technique lost for years and recently revived by the author. While the report is well done, I didn't relate to the contents of it (which is oriented to the present year).

7. Color Chart Maker. I have never seen a more comprehensive or colorful numerology chart in my life. Packed with information beautifully arranged (click here to see a sample), the program also offers a separate legend page describing each of the elements of the page. Very well done.!

Hans Decoz has created an awesome array of great numerology programs. I am thankful to him that such excellent numerology tools exist. If you wish to get any or all of these programs, feel free to contact me.

A New Renaissance of Astrology Software

For the last few years, it has appeared that astrology software, especially for Western astrology, had reached an impasse. With such incredibly mature programs already in existence, the development slowed and the release of new programs just about stopped.

Lately, however, I have been receiving many new astrology programs to review, both Western and Vedic. So keep tuned to this column as I start to examine the amazing new software as it comes out.

The Latest Kala Update

Ernst Wilhelm continues to develop the Vedic software Kala at an amazing rate. Here are the additions he has told me about:

In the latest (soon to be released) version of the program, he has added a Mundane Module for predicting world events based on Saura Sankrantis, the Davidson Compatibility chart, and new Dasa systems such as the nine conditional Nakshatra Dasas as well as Yogini Dasa and Sthira Dasa, Drig Dasa, Trikona Dasa, Yogardha Dasa and Navamsa Dasa from Jaimini Sutras.

He has also added a "Muhurta Helper" which searches and evaluates about 120 muhurta factors for a selected time frame to find the best muhurta dates. (You can even customize the value of the muhurta search factors so that Kala will find the muhurtas the way that you want it to.) And 30 more countries have been added to the internal time-change atlas.

You can now see exact positions (degrees) in Varga charts, as well as Divisional Dignities per BPHS. The new version also has mathematical techniques for evaluating the horoscope (from Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra) including Subha and Asubha Phala, Jagradaadi Avasthas, Lajittaadi Avastas, Balaadi Avasthas, Shayanaadi Avasthas - all this for all 16 Vargas.

Discounts on Software

Software discounts starting September 2004: When you purchase astrology software through me, you will get:

1. My free expert guidance in choosing the right program.

2. The best pricing distributors are allowed to offer.

3. Free U.S. shipping, unless prohibited by the manufacturer, and for some programs, free Priority shipping.

4. Additional benefits. E.g. I offer a very inexpensive excellent transit report for purchasers of Kepler & Sirius, over 60 free beautiful extra artistic wheels for Solar Fire Gold, etc.

5. You are supporting my website, allowing me to continue posting astrology tutorials, software reviews, and much more.

6. Your software is fully registered to you and shipped to you directly from the manufacturer, with their full customer support as well as mine.

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